NEW YORK and BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 32 Advisors is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Jaime Malet and his consulting firm TELAM International Business Partners, effective immediately. "Collaborations with global market experts such as Jaime Malet are fundamental to our business. We are excited to enter this partnership which leverages our complementary networks and expertise and represents an exciting step in our ongoing international buildout," said Robert Wolf, founder and CEO, 32 Advisors.
Mr. Malet is the founder and CEO of TELAM International, a Spanish consulting firm providing strategic advice to large multinationals, fast growth companies and investment funds in finance, transportation, energy, IT, retail and health care, doing business in Spain, Latin America and the Middle East.
"Having worked with Jaime in the past, I have seen his commitment to bilateral trade and investment impact first-hand. He will be a strong asset to the firm as we fuse knowledge, transactional experience and financing for our clients interested in investing in the lucrative US market," said Barry Johnson, Head of 32 Advisors' Inbound Investment practice.
"I am extremely impressed with the capabilities that Robert Wolf and his firm bring to multinationals, Governments, funds, and high-growth companies and I look forward to working with my 32 Advisors' partners to make the company a global advisory leader," said Jaime Malet.
Currently, Mr. Malet is also the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, an elected position he has held for over a decade. In this role, he works to improve the business climate and strengthen the trade relations between the US and Spain. He is also responsible for attracting and protecting US companies in Spain and promoting Spanish foreign direct investment in the US. During his tenure, Mr. Malet has played a crucial role in improving economic and political relations between the two countries and advising the successive Spanish Governments in competitiveness and economic growth. Mr. Malet earned a J.D. at University of Barcelona (UB) and a L.L.M. at the University of Houston (Texas). He also holds an executive degree from University of Navarra's IESE and a Master of Tax Law from Ramon Llull University's ESADE Business School. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to economics and international politics.
Since its launch in February, 32 Advisors has expanded with several notable partners joining including its founder and CEO, Robert Wolf, former President at UBS Investment Bank; Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, now heading the Economic Advisory practice; Barry Johnson, former Executive Director of President Obama's FDI initiative, SelectUSA, now heading the Inbound Investment and Global Market Access practice; and Kevin Varney, former Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff at the Export-Import Bank, heading the International Trade Finance practice with Principals Carter Lawson and Duaine Priestley.
About 32 Advisors
32 Advisors is a global advisory firm providing strategic intelligence and actionable guidance to domestic and international corporations, public entities, governments, financial services firms and high growth businesses. From our offices in New York City and Washington D.C., we consult with and advise top executives on inbound and outbound foreign direct investment, international commerce and finance and complex cross border projects and transactions.
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